Obama to host S Korean President on State Dinner

US President Barack Obama would host his South Korean counterpart Myung-bak Lee on a State Dinner at the White House next month.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011, 12:58 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama would
host his South Korean counterpart Myung-bak Lee on a State
Dinner at the White House next month.

"President Obama will host President Myung-bak Lee of the
Republic of Korea at the White House on October 13 for an
official state visit," the White House announced today.

The visit will highlight the strong alliance, the global
partnership, and the deep economic ties between the United
States and the Republic of Korea, it said.

The visit will also celebrate the strong bonds of
friendship between the American and Korean people, the White
House said.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to discuss
a broad range of economic and security issues and review the
progress made in connection with the US-Korea Free Trade
Agreement and the 2009 US-Korea Joint Vision Statement for the
Alliance.

The President and the First Lady will also host President
Lee and his wife for an official state dinner on the night of
October 13, the White House said.

PTI